PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For 18 months, Richard Beatty was sent water bills to a home that no longer existed. That’s when he called Get Marty.
“I didn’t know what else to do,” said the 77-year-old.READ MORE: Pittsburghers Have Mixed Reactions To Weekend Traffic Restrictions On East Carson Street
Here’s what happened:
Beatty lived in Pittsburgh’s West End for decades.
In January of 2014, his home was condemned and torn down.
For nearly two years after his home was gone, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority sent him water bills. Beatty says he called more than a dozen times and no one would help.
“I haven’t lived in that house for well over 18 months. Why is PWSA still sending me bills?” says Beatty.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Beating His 5-Year-Old Son To Death With Baseball Bat Could Face Death Penalty
That’s what we wanted to find out.
PWSA took a few days to take a close look and admitted they made a mistake.
In an email, PWSA said: “There was an error; so we deducted all the charges after the building was razed. The account balance is zero.”
Richard says he is thrilled but cautious.
“I’m going to wait and see if they send me a bill next month. But, I can’t thank KDKA enough,” he said.MORE NEWS: Upper St. Clair Family Starts Non-Profit Organization To Honor Son Who Died Of Kidney Disease